Washington DC, Sep 17: The United States president has on Monday said he would “probably not” pay an official visit to North Korea in near future, but refused to comment to a request over leader Kim Jong-un’s invitation letter to him to visit Pyongyang.
Addressing reporters on Monday at the White House, President Donald Trump said, “The relationship is very good but I don’t want to comment on that,” when asked about Kim’s invitation letter to him in late August.
“I would do it … at some time in a later future, and depending on what happens I’m sure he’ll love coming to the United States also. But, no, I don’t think it’s ready for that. I think we have a ways to go yet,” he added, according to Al-Jazeera.
Kim sent an invitation letter to his United States counterpart Trump to pay an official visit to Pyongyang in August, as per a South Korean state-run newspaper report on Monday, citing diplomatic sources.
The letter was the second that Trump had received from Kim in the midst of stalled denuclearization talks between two nuclear nations, following North Korea’s latest conduct of short-range missiles’ test last week, according to Al-Jazeera news reports.
In the letter sent to Trump in the last week of August, Kim spoke of a willingness to resume talks, calling for another summit with the US president, a source reportedly told the Joongang Ilbo newspaper.
On last Tuesday, the South Korean officials said Pyongyang fired a new round of short-range missile, hours after expressing willingness to relaunch denuclearization negotiations with the US.
While experts said North Korea conducts weapons tests for a scope of purposes, including specialized improvement and consolation for the resistance foundation, Tuesday’s dispatches seemed to have been coordinated to make an impression on Washington, for example, what may occur if the United States doesn’t come to chats with North Korea with practical recommendations.
Trump and the North Korean leader this year held their historic bilateral summit aimed in Hanoi but ended abruptly due to both leaders’ difference as Trump stressed over Kim’s last year commitment to denuclearize the Koran peninsula but Kim focused over the sanction relief.